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How the Saints can address their receiving corps to help Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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Marqise Lee

After a well-decorated career at USC, expectations were high for Marquise Lee, whom the Jaguars sleeted with the 39th overall pick in the 2014 draft.

It took until his third season, but with 53.2 yards per game in 2016 and 50.1 yards/per game in 2017, Lee appeared to be making good on those expectations. However, due to injuries and a COVID-19 opt-out, he has played a grand total of six games over the past three seasons.

That makes Lee quite affordable, though he’s also someone you cannot rely on. Yet, you don’t need that when you’re going bargain-basement shopping. In fact, the “upside” of him staying healthy is very enticing, and the quality of his play isn’t as much in question.

Lee can work in the slot, and he also has experience making plays down the field. Where he really thrives, however, is making plays after the catch, which is something that he had to do often to make up for poor quarterback play in Jacksonville. You cannot count on him to stay healthy, but when he plays, the production you could be getting from Lee is more than worth a very small investment.

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